Afghanistan: Taliban Still in Control of Afghan District

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    Taliban still in control of Afghan district
    Thu Jun 1, 5:40 AM ET

    Taliban-led rebels were still in control of a district in southern Afghanistan more than 24 hours after forcing out government troops, a military general said.

    Scores of Taliban militants stormed Chora district of southern Uruzgan province late Tuesday, overrunning the police and district headquarters.

    Security forces fled the district after resisting the rebels for several hours overnight.

    The military was making plans with the US-led coalition and police to retake the district, said General Rahmatullah Raufi, military commander for southern Afghanistan.

    "The district is out of our hands," the general said on Thursday. "We're working on plans to retake the district."

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